Company coming? Unexpected guests? It will be fun, I'm sure, but where are they all going to sleep? Maybe a surprisingly durable, surprisingly comfortable, surprisingly easy air mattress or two it the thing for you and your guests. They are full mattress size when inflated -- double, queen or king -- but fold up to a teeny-weeny size for storage. Which air mattress is best? And where to find it at the best price? All your questions answered here...read on.
Visit ConsumerSearch.com's page of Air Mattress Reviews
ConsumerSearch is a terrific product review site. They "review the reviews" for air mattresses that are published in magazines like Consumer Reports and the Wall St Journal (really!), as well as website reviews like Slate, Amazon.com, and Epinions.
Try the Aerobed Premier
The top-ranked air mattresses at ConsumerSearch, based on comfort, ease of set up and collapse, durability, and other user-friendly features, are Aerobed Premier Comfort Zone Raised, Aerobed Premier Comfort Zone, and the Frontgate EZ Bed. These are all fairly pricey models for inflatable beds; Home Trends Raised Air Mattress was ranked the best budget-priced air mattress.
Check With WSJ
The Wall Street Journal gets down with their Holiday Blow-Up Beds review (all reviews mentioned here are included in Resources). The Intex Raised Air Bed (queen size), with an inflatable head board, no less, ran away with top honors.
Find Additional Mattress Reviews
Slate Magazine also conducted some overnight user tests of air mattresses and wrote up their recommendations (in typical Slate fashion) in an article called 'Sleeping Around'. The reviews are informative, and will give you some good insight to the products already mentioned by ConsumerSearch and others.
Tips & Warnings
- Click the 'Where to Buy' link at ConsumerSearch.com for a quick comparison of prices for any product.
- Most inflatable beds come with their own pump, for easy inflation.
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